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The Geography of Tolerance

Where are the most tolerant metro areas?

The Longest BART Ride Ever

One man's trip across the entire system from end to end to end in one shot.

What Might Gas Stations Look Like When Hardly Anyone Uses Gas?

Some whimsical responses to a serious question.

Loud Talkers on the Subway? Whip Out the 'SpeechJammer'

The Japanese-designed gadget plays the offending speaker's words back to them in a highly irritating way.

Number of the Day: 50,000

The number of people evacuated from their homes on Japan's Kyushu island due to floods.

The Architecture of London's Olympics

London's architectural legacy from this summer's Games.

If You Were to X-Ray an Entire Office Building, It Would Look Something Like This

Radioactive photographer Nick Veasey works with dangerous wavelengths to reveal the inner beauty of the city.

London's Secret Gardens

Dozens of quiet green spaces dot the city scape.

Toronto Deputy Mayor Says Downtown Isn't for Families

He argues against requiring developers to build family-friendly units downtown.

London's Bus Drivers Might Not Strike Before the Opening Ceremonies After All

After walking out last month, a deal could be signed by next week.

You're Going to Be Hearing More About Bike Polo

The second annual National Championship tournament last weekend was a milestone for the burgeoning urban sport.

Knitting the Olympics

The cutest tribute to the Games we've come across – just don't tell the brand police.

Why You Should Be Skeptical of Statistics on City vs. Suburban Population Growth

Columbia University planning professor David King on why calling the contest is beside the point.

How High Speed Rail Could Revitalize the Northeast

Shrinking the distance between vibrant urban cores and smaller communities could spark an economic boom.

What Should Become of Route 66?

The old highway could be cleaned up to promote economic vitality in rural communities.

Cities With the Most Corporate Clout

Which American metros have the highest number of corporate headquarters per capita?

Just 20 Fish Could Overtake the Great Lakes

How a small population might lead to big problems for a $7 billion fishing industry.

The Shopping Mall Turns 60 (and Prepares to Retire)

The inventor of the suburban indoor mall came to rue his creations. But now they are dying off anyway.

A Bicycle Mod That Lets You Ride the Streetcar Rails

But don't ride it into oncoming trams, obviously.